As survivors of abuse, we are all inevitably left with varying forms of aftermath to clean up and purge from our hearts and minds. There is no doubt that working through this damage can be daunting, difficult, and painful. However, our mindset has a lot to do with respect to not how quickly we overcome but HOW WELL we work through it so we can become whole, healthy, and happy. After so much pain, we all deserve the peace and happiness that comes from being comfortable in our skin and accepting that while things may not be optimal standard in our lives, we certainly have the capability to use what we DO have in our favor to forge the best lives we can. Watch the video at the beginning and THEN read the post. Lizzie Velasquez is a wonderful example for all of us. While she may not be a survivor of domestic violence, she has had to endure her share of pain at the hands of those who are cruel and merciless. Her attitude will be encouraging.
In love and support,
I saw a video about an inspiring woman, Lizzie Velasquez. Check it out, and then read the rest of my post.
Lizzie asks a great question: “How do you see yourself?” Your self-image is what defines you. Regardless of what others think, say, or do, your self-image drives your actions to conform to what it sees as the real you. Thus, your personal evaluation of who you are is a powerful commodity in achieving all your goals.
There’s a caveat, however. While your self-image governs your belief in yourself and what you can accomplish, that doesn’t mean it’s immune to outside influence. Granted, if your self-image is positive and strong, nay-sayers don’t have a prayer of stopping you. However, if you’re not careful, those very same nay-sayers can poison you against yourself over time. So how can you bolster this positive self-image and reject any negative ideas others may sling…
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